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ICC Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a college preparatory program and is part of TRIO, a Department of Education grant-funded program. The mission of the Independence Community College Upward Bound Program is to empower 65 participants from 6 target schools with the academic skills and motivation necessary to graduate from high school and complete a postsecondary education program from an accredited college. In order to meet its commitment for student success, the Upward Bound Program recruits qualified students who meet grant guidelines.  Upward Bound provides tutoring, academic advising, college visits, career exploration, cultural enrichment, and more. Saturday Seminars are provided monthly during the academic year to enrich the students’ school curriculum. A six-week summer component is also conducted to provide students with an intense academic and cultural experience, while preparing them for college life. 

Calendar of Events

Monthly School Site Visits:

  • Cherryvale        2nd and 4th Tuesday
  • Field Kindley     2nd and 4th Wednesday (dates subject to change)
  • Fredonia           1st and 3rd Tuesday
  • Independence  1st and 3rd Tuesday
  • Neodesha         2nd and 4th Thursday
  • Parsons            2nd and 4th Thursday
  • Sedan               1st and 3rd Wednesday

*Site visit schedule is subject to change based on school calendar availability

Saturday Seminars:

  • March 10th- "What Not to Do" Interview Edition + Senior Panel @ ICC Academic Building

  • April 13th- Spring Banquet and Senior Recognition @ ICC West ** PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

  • May 5th- Summerfest Orientation @ ICC Academic Building (Parent/Guardian MUST attend)

Fountain Jump

Contact Us

Valon Jones
Upward Bound Director
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Sara Finton 
Academic Coordinator
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Gayle Chapman
Administrative Assistant
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